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08/03/1971 UK postal workers end 7-week strike


Post Office Workers Strike (1971)


Mount Pleasant During GPO Strike (1971)

Postal workers in Britain demanded a pay rise of 15-20%, however, the Post Office managers made a lower offer. This was a sparkle needed to start the first national postal strike. It lasted for seven weeks. During that time, many private post offices were opened, to fill the gaps left by the closed official ones.